Choosing Partnership, Sharing Ministry:A Vision for New Spiritual Community Marcia Barnes Bailey
They can throw her out, but they can´t shut her up! In 2008, Gloria Squitiro was legally banned from the Kansas City, MO City Hall, where her husband, Mark Funkhouser (´´Funk´´), was mayor. Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, USA Today, The Washington Post-even Great Britain´s left-wing The Guardian and America´s right-wing Rush Limbaugh-did stories about her. Funk calls her ´´a skydiver afraid of heights´´-someone who figures out how to spend a cost-free summer in Europe, arranges it all, but when it´s time to leave, has an anxiety attack walking out the door. In this first volume of her humorous, sharp-witted, and brutally honest memoir, Gloria pushes past her fears, spends the summer abroad with her family (living far outside her comfort zone) before setting up a campaign office, and eventually, without any experience, helps Funk cross the finish line-only to learn that being Kansas City´s First Lady will be much more difficult than she could´ve ever imagined (but those stories are saved for later books). In sharing her story of courage and becoming her New and Better Self, Gloria hopes to inspire you to also step out in faith, to make a difference where it counts, and to stand up for others … and yourself. Despite spending years in Nashville, Kansas City, and Washington, DC, Gloria Squitiro is still a New York Italian girl at heart, who can´t-and won´t-stop voicing what most of us know but are unwilling to say. ´´… a bundle of ideas´´ - The Wall Street Journal ´´… a sharp-elbowed New Yorker´´ - NBC News
The Future Has an Ancient Heart:Legacy of Caring, Sharing, Healing, and Vision from the Primordial African Mediterranean to Occupy Everywhere Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th Conference on Image and Graphics Technologies and Applications, IGTA 2019, held in Beijing, China in April, 2019. The 66 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 152 submissions. They provide a forum for sharing progresses in the areas of image processing technology; image analysis and understanding; computer vision and pattern recognition; big data mining, computer graphics and VR, as well as image technology applications.
Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the house) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone House´s big warm kitchen, log fires, and understated elegant bedrooms. John, the American movie star, thinks he has arrived incognito; Winnie and Lillian are forced into taking a holiday together; Nicola and Henry, husband and wife, have been shaken by seeing too much death practicing medicine; Anders hates his father´s business, but has a real talent for music; Miss Nell Howe, a retired schoolteacher, criticizes everything and leaves a day early, much to everyone´s relief; the Walls are disappointed to have won this second-prize holiday in a contest where first prize was Paris; and Freda, the librarian, is afraid of her own psychic visions. Sharing a week with this unlikely cast of characters is pure joy, full of Maeve´s trademark warmth and humor. Once again, she embraces us with her grand storytelling.
´It is not enough merely to espouse a noble vision, the Dalai Lama tells us - we need to move toward it. The Dalai Lama´s vision beckons us all. Every one of us can be a force for good´ The Dalai Lama has for decades travelled the world, meeting people from all backgrounds and sharing with them his wisdom and compassion. In his encounters with everyone, from heads to state to inhabitants of shanty towns, he has come across similar problems: values that help the wealthy to advance beyond the poor, an environmental disregard that could lead to global catastrophe and governments in paralysis, bereft of any positive, progressive policies. The Dalai Lama offers here his unique vision for a global economic system, one that applies principals of fairness and which values fulfilment, focusing on what is truly urgent and why. It is a manifesto that has the potential to reshape humanity as we know it and bring hope to millions.